Ground number 364
Date of First Visit: 7th November 2023
Brakel Training Ground, Dortmund, Germany
Borussia Dortmund U19s 2
Newcastle United U19s 2 (Hethernan, Huntley)
UEFA Youth League
Attendance: 942 (A smatterin' of Toon fans)
THE REF GIVES A “HEIL HITLER” NAZI SALUTE! ONE OF MANY DURIN THE MATCH! (I THOUGH IT WOZ BANNED IN JAWMANY?)
"A DOUBLE HEEDER IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE!"
We decided to dee this U19s game on the other side of Dortmund to the main stadium to tick off another groond in the never endin list!
To get there we travelled from wor base in Dusseldorf by train, had a few pints in Dormund centre and heeded for the game by undergroond, tram and bus!----It took quite a while to get there but thankfully we just made the 2 bells kick off! (The main game at the Signal Park in The Champions Leegue didn't kick of til '6:45 bells' local time, so we had time to dee this one az well!)
It didnt start off well az Dortmund youngins laid seige to wor goal!
The inevitable happened in the 10th minute when Campbell opened the scorin for the home side and just 20 minutes later they doubled their lead!---It really looked az though we would take a real hammerin' az Aiden Harris in The Toon goal woz kept very busy!
Dortmund hit the post in the dyin embers of the 1st half, but thankfully the baall rebounded to safety! HT 2-0 to them!
The 2nd half produced a bit more fight from the green clad visitors and thoughts of an unlikely comeback came in the 78th minute when Irish youngster Cathal Heffernan heeded home to half the deficit!
Then just 4 minutes before full time up stepped James Huntley to heed another into the net, for the 2nd goal and claim a point! (A double heeder to draw the game at 2-2)
It woz then off to the main game---the 2nd part of the double heeder of games for 'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers'! (The forst time we had seen 2 Toon games on the same day on new groonds! 364 and 365 off the list for me!)
Fink (the mad-sad groundhopper!)